The Notorious one’s clash with Gaethje was close to reality before plans went awry according to SBG Ireland Head Coach John Kavanagh.
Justin Gaethje has slowly established himself as one to look out for after impressive victories over Tony Ferguson, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Edson Barboza, and James Vick. The interim UFC lightweight champion is currently scheduled to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title unification showdown in September.
He earned the privilege to do so after beating Tony Ferguson back in May. In doing so, he snapped “El Cucuy’s” 12-match winning streak. Many have since wondered how he would fare against the Notorious one.
Conor McGregor vs Justin Gaethje was close to being done says John Kavanagh
“I think the Gaethje fight is probably the best fight I could imagine because he has the style that really matches well with Conor,” Kavanagh said when discussing a potential Conor McGregor vs Justin Gaethje fight. “Gaethje likes to march forward. He sits down on his shots, he throws heavy shots. He doesn’t seem to care about being hit, he likes coming forward. Conor’s always done very well as a counter fighter. Although he does walk forward, he responds to people’s attacks very well.”
He added that the match was in fact very close to actually being scheduled. ually being scheduled.
“It was close to being done,” Kavanagh claimed. “It’s kinda sad now that it didn’t happen. We have obviously the coronavirus and how everything went with the world. I think we could’ve been getting ready for that fight any week now if things hadn’t have happened the way they did. But here we are, so all we can do is speculate.”
Conor McGregor announced his retirement after the conclusion of UFC 250. He claims that a lack of exciting options is the reason why he decided to hang his boots. He has since admitted that he feels the UFC keeps going against his wishes.
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